Beach Resort Tioman Island
Rustic-Luxe Design & Philosophy
During the ten-year process of creating Japamala, we ensured that the plants, animals and land had been disturbed as little as possible. It has always been our goal to build around nature - to respect and preserve the inherent beauty of this destination, and to coexist with all who dwell here. Great care has been taken to minimize any environmental impact. No rocks were moved and no trees were cut down. As a result no two Villas are the same and each is unique - taking on the character of the land upon which it is built.
The 'rustic yet luxurious' design that runs throughout all our rooms at Japamala, stems from our owners' deep love and respect for mother nature.
The timber, which is the material used most in Japamala, has been salvaged from old 'kampung' (village in Malay) houses throughout the country. The liberal use of bamboo and other natural materials in all our interior and exterior designs are sourced and bought from the Orang Asli, which are the indigenous tribes in Malaysia.
This essence of borrowing from nature and blending it with polished cement and tall glass windows, create the ideal look that is quintessentially 'Japamala'.
All wooden fixtures are handmade by the resort's own craftsmen on the island. The fusion of styles, marrying fabric used in the ornamentation and upholstery of furniture, imparts and air of soft, island-chic living.
Emerging from 11 acres of lush tropical wilderness, Japamala's wooden chalets, hillside sarangs and beachside villas mirror the serenity of their surroundings in their design and décor.
Designed and built around the resort's natural landscape each of the rooms which we prefer to call 'Sarangs', or 'Nests' in Malay, are unique in layout. Our philosophy of preserving nature in every sense of the word has inspired this very concept of their 'rustic-luxe' design.
Simple elegance balances comfort and convenience, and all of the rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, WiFi access, iPod docks, DVD players, cable Television, mini bars and Espresso machines. Within selected rooms, private plunge pools and wooden sun decks add a touch of indulgence.